Fall 2006 UMASS Amherst
Operations Research / Management Science Seminar Series

Date: Friday, September 29, 2006

Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Isenberg School of Management, Room 112

Speaker: Dr. Robin Lougee-Heimer

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY

Biography: Robin Lougee-Heimer is a Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Her research interests include integer programming, computational optimization, and using analytics to provide solutions to challenging business problems. Dr. Lougee-Heimer is a co-creator of the Computational Infrastructure for Operations Research (COIN-OR, www.coin-or.org) -- an initiative to promote open source in the operations research community.   She is an active member of INFORMS, and currently serves as the INFORMS Online Associate Editor for Practice, the Chair-Elect of the INFORMS Computing Society, and the Program Chair for the INFORMS International Puerto Rico 2007 conference.

TITLE: Advanced Applications of Operations Research at IBM
Abstract: Operations research techniques are widely used by IBM Research to improve the businesses of IBM and its clients. This talk will introduce the broad range of business solutions recently developed by IBM Research. Specific project examples will be described and comments on the difficulties of applying OR in practice will be shared.
This series is organized by the UMASS Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter. Support for this series is provided by the Isenberg School of Management, the Department of Finance and Operations Management, INFORMS, and the John F. Smith Memorial Fund.

For questions, please contact the INFORMS Student Chapter Speaker Series Coordinator, Ms. Trisha Woolley, twoolley@som.umass.edu